15 Years of CBNR
With a taupe-toned cover showing a flute of bubbly reflected in the tines of a fork, Air Canada enRoute kicked off the magazine's first national dining survey in 2002. The mission: to give Canada's restaurant scene the international recognition it deserved. Food writer Amy Rosen hit the road to do just that, with such great results that she would repeat her epic epicurean journey the following year. "Some people have all the luck," then-editor Arjun Basu noted in introducing the annual initiative. Air Canada enRoute Canada's Best New Restaurants program has grown in leaps and bounds since then, promoting and supporting the country's culinary talent, celebrating some trends and putting others to rest. Looking back over the hundreds of shared discoveries from five food writers over the last decade and a half, we believe Canadians do have all the luck.